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grunt-nunjucks-2-html

Grunt task for rendering nunjucks` templates to HTML

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Getting start

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide.

Once plugin has been installed include it in your Gruntfile.js

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-nunjucks-2-html');

Usage examples

Task targets and options may be specified according to the grunt Configuring tasks guide.

nunjucks: {
  options: {
    data: grunt.file.readJSON('data.json'),
    paths: 'templates'
  },
  render: {
    files: {
      'index.html' : ['index.html']
    }
  }
}

templates/index.html (relative to the gruntfile) is now compiled with data.json!

nunjucks: {
  options: {
    data: grunt.file.readJSON('data.json')
  },
  render: {
    files: [
       {
          expand: true,
          cwd: "bundles/",
          src: "*.html",
          dest: "build/",
          ext: ".html"
       }
    ]
  }
}

You'll get a set of html files in build folder.

Tests

$ npm test

Options

Data

Read JSON from file using grunt.file.readJSON or specify object just inside your Gruntfile.

preprocessData

You should specify a function to construct each data object for every of your templates. Execution context for the function would be a grunt file object. If you specify a data option it would be passed inside the function as an argument.

For instance, you could include name of the file inside an every data object

nunjucks: {
  options: {
    preprocessData: function(data) {
      var page = require('path').basename(this.src[0], '.html');
      var result = {
        page: page,
        data: data
      };
      return result;
    },
    data: grunt.file.readJSON('data.json')
  },
  render: {
    files: [
       {
          expand: true,
          cwd: "bundles/",
          src: "*.html",
          dest: "build/",
          ext: ".html"
       }
    ]
  }
}

paths

You could specify root path for your templates, paths would be set for nunjucks' configure

configureEnvironment

You could use nunjucks' environment API to set some global options. Use configureEnvironment function the same way as preprocessData.

As the second argument for the function you have nunjucks` instance, so you can do some extra work before rendering. For instance, you can pre-render some string in custom filter or extension.

nunjucks: {
  options: {
    configureEnvironment: function(env, nunjucks) {
      // for instance, let's set a global variable across all templates 
      env.addGlobal('foo', 'bar');
    }
  },
  render: {
    files: [
       {
          expand: true,
          cwd: "bundles/",
          src: "*.html",
          dest: "build/",
          ext: ".html"
       }
    ]
  }
}

Check out nunjucks' API to know a list of available methods for environment object.

Nunjucks' configure API

You can use nunjucks' configure API as options for plugin.

tags

If you want different tokens than {{ and the rest for variables, blocks, and comments, you can specify different tokens as the tags option:

nunjucks: {
  options: {
    tags: {
      blockStart: '<%',
      blockEnd: '%>',
      variableStart: '<$',
      variableEnd: '$>',
      commentStart: '<#',
      commentEnd: '#>'
    },
    data: grunt.file.readJSON('data.json')
  },
  render: {
    files: [
       {
          expand: true,
          cwd: "bundles/",
          src: "*.html",
          dest: "build/",
          ext: ".html"
       }
    ]
  }
}

autoescape

By default, nunjucks escapes all output. Details

throwOnUndefined

Throw errors when outputting a null/undefined value

trimBlocks

Automatically remove trailing newlines from a block/tag

lstripBlocks

Automatically remove leading whitespace from a block/tag